Who are you?
Rupeethon was founded by a core team of 6 members: Scott, Conor, Jon, Rich, Ian, and Doug. Since its founding, the Rupeethon team has remained in flux. We have been pleased to present a cast of over 20 participants across various marathons.
How do you all know each other?
The original founders of Rupeethon all went to the same Long Island, NY high school. Over the years we have added crew members bringing in friends and friends of friends from college, work, and beyond.
“The gills are extremely tough. As long you have your gloves you’ll have no problem holding on and it won’t feel a thing. They already want to travel upstream. Just steer and keep your grip.”
This wasn’t a part of the job I was expecting. The messy details were always just some large shape obscured behind frosted glass. But here I am…out on the frontlines. I need to understand everything about this place. Even reasonable ignorance could spell the end of it all. The sounds, sights, smells – all lenses of a colossal kaleidoscope. So terribly soon I must peer through it and see Truth.
We loaded the rest of the gear by noon, shouting over the falls. The mist felt thick enough to swim though. Looking up my googles discerned a hazy flare at best. Harness checked. Firm grip. Watch for rocks. Then the next part is next.
The charismatic, yet always enigmatic, leader of the GANON CLUB. After debuting as a founding member of Rupeethon in 2009, his impact on the success of the fledgling promotion was manifest. Known for his goofy, almost lackadaisical, and at times reckless playstyle, Conor quickly garnered attention from rupeefans around the world. He is dope at playing while wearing boxing gloves and getting hit by fish. 2016 proved to be his most successful year to date, becoming your first ever RUPEETHON HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION. He wants you to know that he thinks Breath of the Wild is mediocre at best, because he feeds on hate. Also, shut up Steve, Zelda II isnt even a real LoZ game; It’s just a bad Mario clone. Finally, let him know if you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain. He is not much into health food, but IS into champagne.
A founding member of Rupeethon, Jon broods alone on the summit of Death Mountain, except when he is dragged, forcibly, into the garden below to socialize. Once a Swiss Army Knife for the Rupeethon behind-the-scenes crew, Jon has recently re-directed his energies into on-screen presence for various Rupeethon projects, such as the Crystal Chronicles Let’s Play or the Empty Bottles streams.
Outside of Rupeethon, Jon works a day-job as a Logistics Engineer, and is heavily involved in his local robotics community.
In a nutshell, Rich’s life resembles an episode of “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.” No one has seen the true Rich since Rupeethon 1, the internal structure of his body long-ago being replaced by carbon nanotubes, his blood tireless iron-based nanobots, the very wiring of his brain overwhelmed by a complex circuitry of elements not yet discovered by modern science. What you see before you is no mortal, rather, an illusion created by technologies alien even to the most advanced lifeforms in the universe.
A founding crewmember who vanished mysteriously in 2011, never to be seen or heard from again. Currently believed to be hiding in Boston, pretending to be a responsible adult.
He pulled his bow across the strings
And it made an evil hiss
And a band of demons joined in
And it sounded something like this.
Chrissy is a librarian and hoarder of knowledge. She bounces between topics of interest like a rubber ball thrown by a professional pitcher, but she’s learned a lot of incredible information along the way. Her mind is full of fun facts and about a half-dozen half-studied languages.
Her love of walkthroughs and game guides sometimes surpasses her love of the games they are written about. It can safely be assumed that she has at least three guides open for any game she is playing.
She does her best to keep the rest of the Rupeethon crew organized, despite their efforts to the contrary.
Steve is Rupeethon’s resident audio nerd and video editor. If the stream goes silent, it’s his fault.
By day, he works in industrial R&D, but by night he spends time convincing Conor that Zelda II is a good video game. His favorite animal is the toucan.
Beryl is a devout member of Rupeethon’s ever-punchy graveyard shift, an updater of the website and a hanger of burlap. Outside of sparring with Scott on the latest things in fiction and the logistics of dungeon layout, Beryl occasionally draws and sings for the good of the ‘thon.
She forms part of the Cantaloupe Cosplay trio as chief armorer. While mostly a racing gamer in temperament, she can occasionally be dragged kicking and screaming into puzzle oriented RPGs where it should be noted she’s not quite an angry gamer, more… ‘loudly confused’.
She has a Bachelors of Architecture,
a Masters in T.V. Tropes,
and a Ph.D. in Giant Robots.
Grayham peered out from under the brim of his stylin’ top hat. The torchlight reflected a devilish gleam in his eye. The Darknut approached, sword out in an aggressive fighting pose.
“Kick you down the stairs.” Grayham whispered, barely audible over the sound of clanking armor.
“WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY TO ME?!” The Darknut howled.
Grayham smirked, then lept towards the beast with a vicious upward swing. The Darknut recoiled as his helmet flew off. Grayham’s momentum carried him into the plated chest of his foe, knocking the creature off balance. Without hesitation, Grayham spun himself to the Darknut’s back, and with another slash of his broadsword, cut the supports to its armor.
“I said KICK YOU DOWN THE STAIRS.” Grayham replied, as he landed a devastating side-kick into the Darknut’s spine, sending him tumbling, limp, down the cold castle stairs. Within seconds Grayham was on his enemy again, and with a vicious roar, plunged his sword deep into the demon’s chest, puncturing its heart.
When the Darknut stopped twitching, and disappeared from this realm in a puff of noxious purple smoke, Grayham stood, shook the blood from his sword, and continued his way towards the hall where Phantom Gannon lay in wait.
Mostly architect, partially cosplayer, Julianne is actually most well known for starting video games and not finishing them. Except for Phantom Hourglass. She definitely finished that one. And maybe a Pokemon game or two. Those are hard to keep track of sometimes.
Julianne spends the majority of her time on the internet disguised as Liann (such a cleverly crafted name, she knows) or Ayu. She’s usually on tumblr posting doodles once every twelve years, or on the Cantaloupe Cosplay Facebook page showing off all those sweet, sweet cosplays those awesome ladies make.
Arielle made her Rupeethon debut in 2015 as a special Skull Kid guest appearance… and then she never went home. What’s more fun than dressing up in costume and hanging out with friends playing Zelda until dawn?! FOR CHARITY?!! That being said, she plans to return to Rupeethon with the intention to dress in a different Zelda-themed cosplay for each graveyard shift she attends.
Comic artist, youtuber, cosplayer, professional princess. You will always find Arielle working on ambitious art projects while listening to various let’s player and speed runner commentary. If she’s not she’s either dead, kidnapped, or she’s fallen into her Hyrule Warriors addiction again. The bloodlust is real.
Google the name “R2ninjaturtle” and you will discover all the strange marks Arielle has left on the internet. From reenacting Disney musical numbers on youtube, to drawing an over-dramatic, 10 chapter Osmosis Jones fancomic on Deviantart… to making crude jokes over on her new Let’s Play channel, C*ntrollers, to running around conventions dressed as the tiniest Ganondorf ever.
In a world where freakishly cute things reign supreme, one brave soul is there to protect the citizens from being attacked by their huggable loveliness! Tiffany, a Clinical Laboratory Scientist by day and Gothic Lolita Fashionista by mid evening to night, is here to make things extremely awkward. With her seamless ability to make terrible puns and dry jokes, she might make you chuckle or swiftly slap your forehead in second hand embarrassment!
Tiffany is a huge fan of the Zelda franchise and in particular loves how adorable Link looks in his little night cap! Cosplaying Zelda herself remains high on the list of lifetime priorities, because who doesn’t want to be a Princess for a day? She loves video games of all kinds, especially Shenmue, Prince of Persia, and Assassin’s Creed (the early games). In her spare time you can catch her watching mostly Asian dramas/ Disney movies and playing Mario Kart 64- because we all know that rainbow road shortcut trick is the best! Somewhere in the midst of all the strangeness, she is working on writing her first book about something or other.
Too long; didn’t read? Tiffany is here to play with your blood at work, make bad jokes, dress frilly and be as nerdy as possible! Hi! 🙂
Caitlin (Kim Hae-Hyun) is a adopted Korean girl who creates under her Korean name and lives under her adoptive name. She draws with the blood of her enemies.